21 Grams, A New Dildo, Stores Your Loved One's Ashes, Because the World A Very Strange Place

Have you ever been masturbating and thought "This is great, but if only there were more dead people involved!"? Then Mark Sturkenboom has got just the thing for you. His piece 21 Grams, includes a dildo-shaped urn with a space to hold twenty-one grams of a loved one's ashes— twenty-one grams being thought to be the weight of the average... soul (get your mind out of the gutter). The urn is in a small cabinet that can be opened with a gold key and also includes a perfume spritzer and a speaker, which are all intended to be used together to create a romantic atmosphere and stir the memory of your loved one through multiple senses.

As the website says: "By bringing different nostalgic moments together like the scent of his perfume, ‘their’ music and reviving the moment he gave her her first ring, it opens a window to go back to moments of love and intimacy. She is able to have an intimate night with her sweetheart again." I'm still not convinced it should top your list of potential birthday gifts for grandma. The gift-wrapping would be a nightmare. And then you'd have to explain it to your cousins...

Inspired by a widow he sometimes helps with her groceries, Sturkenboom's ambitions for the project go beyond just rekindling the flame. He claims "21 Grams is not only a way to tempt a person to revive an intimate night with her love again but also displays an accusation against the unavoidable passing of life." Those are some deep thoughts for a dildo.

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